Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wacky Watercooler Celebrating the Occasions in Our Lives Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to our February Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  This month we are celebrating the different occasions in our lives.  So, sit back and enjoy all the great projects from our line up of talented artists.

My first project is a card I made to send to my son and his family for Easter.  The card base is Cherry Cobbler.  Then, I added a layer of patterned paper from the Love Blooms Designer Series Paper Stack.  I love that paper!  I cut the rose from Whisper White using the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.  Using Pear Pizzazz ink, I sponged the leaves and sponged Cherry Cobbler over the rose.  I glued it onto a layer of Whisper White and added a Pearl Basic Jewel to the center of the rose.  The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and stamped using Crumb Cake ink.  The sequins are from the Blushing Bride Sequin Trim.  What you can't see in the photo, is the shimmer that is inside the rose and the leaves using a Wink of Stella Brush.


My next project is one of the many birthday cards I make every year.  For this one I dug out an old favorite, the Bird Builder Punch.  I haven't used it in a long time.  The card base is Soft Suede.  I cut out an oval from the Ovals Collection Framelits out of Crumb Cake and sponged around the edge with Early Espresso ink.  For the leaves, I used Garden Green.  The flowers are punched from Marina Mist and Calypso Coral using the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  To the centers, I added Pearl Basic Jewels.  The bird is punched out of Night of Navy and Marina Mist with a Pearl Basic Jewel for the eye.  The sentiment is from the Sky is the Limit stamp set and stamped using Early Espresso ink.


Next up is the ever talented Christine Giuda, click the image below.  She does some fantastic things with paper and ink.

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To revisit the great projects from Raquelle Clifton, who is a new addition to our blog hop, click on the image below. 

http://www.ladyandherstamps.blogspot.com/

And, you can always go back to the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Blog and start your tour over.  Click the image below because you won't want to miss anything!

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

20 comments:

  1. I always look forward to your projects. These are so pretty.

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  2. I really like your take on the Rose Garden Thinlets, beautifully designed. I also like your cheery little Happy Birthday card. The punch builder bird is a great touch and I super like the font for the Happy Birthday from the Skys The Limit.

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    1. Thanks, Penny! It's been a while since I've used that Bird Builder Punch.

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  3. How nice to see the Bird Builder punch again - used as an actual bird! :) Lovely cards as always, Marsha. It's always a joy to see your projects.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah! I see a lot of projects that use the punch but as you say not as a bird. :-)

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  4. Thank you, Marsha, for continuing to be such an important part of our wonderful blog hop. Don't you wish photos would show it all! I'm sure the Wink of Stella makes that rose even more outstanding. I love the sponging and the bling. Beautiful card! Of course the Bird Builder is one of my go-to punches for so many things but it's been ages since I actually made a bird with it. You've inspired me to remedy that soon.

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    1. Thanks, Heidi! I do since that Wink of Stella adds just the perfect shimmer. I actually use it a lot but rarely mention it since you can't see it in the photos.

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  5. Very pretty cards! The bird is so cute. I forget about our older stuff sometimes! Thanks for pulling it out and reminding why I bought it in the first place!

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    1. Thanks, Libby! I've been trying to use more of my "older" product. It's not like I don't have enough of it. lol

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  6. Marsha - Love your projects! Happy hopping day!

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  7. Yet another way to use the beautiful Rose Garden Thinlits-I never thought to cut it in white and sponge the color...so pretty! And I love the subtle background with the bright pops of color on your birthday card...it's putting me in the mood for spring! Thanks, Marsha; lovely cards.

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    1. Thanks, Priscilla! I was trying to figure out how to use it when the sponging idea hit me. I really like the way it turned out. I am so ready for spring.

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  8. Beautiful Rose Thinlit! You did an awesome job!

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  9. That rose card is just stunning!~

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